- Added a new diesel engine last year with more power
- Three cab sizes (regular, crew, super), two bed lengths (regular, extended)
- Can tow up to 16,600 pounds
Designed to handle big jobs, the 2015 Ford F-250 adds even more capability with an updated diesel power plant for the new model year.
The F-250 is one of three Super Duty trucks sold by Ford, in addition to the F-350 and the F-450. It is a versatile truck option, with three available cab sizes and two bed lengths (6.75-feet or 8-feet). Styling is about what you’d expect from a big Ford truck: brash, with a large front grille and a sculpted hood that screams BIG. Regular cab models have two doors, while Super/Crew cab models have four.
Under the hood, the standard engine carries over, a 385-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 405 pounds-feet of torque. Last year, the F-250’s diesel engine got updates including a larger turbocharger, new fuel pump and injectors, and a new temperature control system. These improvements contribute to increased power and performance: the 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 now outputs 440-hp and a whopping 860 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive optional. Maximum towing capacity is 12,500 pounds, increasing to 16,600 pounds with a fifth wheel gooseneck tow hitch and the diesel engine.
The F-250 is offered in three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat. The cabin comes with a variety of seating options, offering a front-row bench or bucket seats, and several different rear seats depending on cab size. For buyers in colder climates, a new rapid-heat supplemental cabin heater is now standard to help warm up the interior more quickly when temperatures drop. Convenient storage spaces abound, especially in the large center console which is large enough to swallow a laptop computer. Air conditioning and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel come standard, while most other features are optional which keeps the price of the F-250 low. Heated and cooled front seats, navigation, Ford’s SYNC voice command system, and power-adjustable pedals are optional.
Standard safety features include six airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control. For easier maneuvering in tight spaces, rear parking sensors and a backup camera are also available.